Two minute guide to: Oldham Athletic

We take a look ahead to Saturday’s home match against Oldham Athletic with another of our brief guides.


Manager: Micky Adams

Last game: 3-2 vs Plymouth (FAC)

Form: W-L-D-L-W

Top scorer: Tom Pope (11)


Manager: Lee Johnson

Last game: 0-1 vs Walsall

Form: L-W-L-L-D

Top scorer: Adam Rooney (7)


Team news


Joe Davis: Returns to the Vale side

Vale look to be boosted considerably in terms of numbers. Joe Davis and Jack Grimmer are available after being ineligible for the FA Cup game against Plymouth while new loan signing Forent Cuvelier could replace the suspended Chris Lines.

We wonder whether Grimmer will line-up at right-back after Micky Adams hinted that he was originally planning on playing the youngster there. If Grimmer plays as full-back, Joe Davis could partner Chris Robertson allowing Carl Dickinson to move to left-back and Doug Loft to return to midfield.

Oldham loanees Gary Harkins and David Worrall are pushing for starts.

Possible starting eleven:

Grimmer Robertson Davis Dickinson
Myrie-Williams Loft Cuvelier
Pope Hugill Williamson

Pre-match quotes


Micky Adams: Wants all three points

“We want the three points so I think what we will do is look at the squad that we have got available to us and tinker with it a little bit and pick an eleven to go and win the game. Jack Grimmer will obviously come into that equation. Joe Davis will be fresh because he didn’t play the other night for whatever reason and we will add Flo Cuvelier.”

– Micky Adams

“Vale are a good side with a good manager, especially at this level, having won promotion several times. I expect them to be a mixture of our last two opponents. They can be physical and direct but they can also play. We will have to compete with that and make sure we play our game too.”

– Lee Johnson


Last time we met:

Vale went down to a 3-1 defeat at Boundary Park. Jennison Myrie-Williams scored for Vale but two goals from Adam Rooney and another from James Dayton gave the home side the victory.

Overall record:

  • Vale wins: 30
  • Oldham wins: 27
  • Draws: 14

Last time we:

Defeated Oldham at home was back in 2007. Goals from Danny Whitaker, George Pilkington and Leon Constantine gave Vale a 3-0 win.



Dan Jones: spent two loan spells with Oldham

Dan Jones spent two spells on loan at Oldham. He made 23 appearances, scoring once. However, Jones is unavailable for this match through injury. Former Valiant Lee Hughes also spent a spell at Boundary Park.

Other connections

grew-markOther players to appear for both sides include:

Chris Killen
Danny Whitaker
Jon Bowden
Paul Edwards
Craig Rocastle
Bill Asprey
Jim Steel
Marc Richards
Gareth Owen
Leon Constantine
Mark Grew (right)
Darren Beckford

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